Colorado River

The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the river flows …

Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit seeks to co-create a collective Indigenous-designed map and transformative world agenda for the future. The 10-year international Indigenous water summit will bring and elevate the collective wisdom, intelligence, and futurities of Indigenous peoples in the world narrative. The summit takes place at the Wellstone …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to …

Live from the Indigenous Media Zone

Indigenous peoples have their say this week. April 16-20 the Indigenous Media Zone will feature Facebook Live conversations online http://facebook.com/joinundesa Hashtags: #WeAreIndigenous, #SomosIndigenas, #UNPFII17 The live chats coincide with the start of the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place through April 27. Schedule Monday – Safety of …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National …

World Water Day 2018

Poster World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key …

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.  The stream is entirely within the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730 …